This post was inspired by Cassie Vanoudenhove a realtor with Keller Williams. In our last post she shared one thing she does in preparation for a home appraisal. I thought putting a post together from the perspective of a real estate appraiser would help you prepare for a home appraisal.
What to expect for a home appraisal:
The duration of the home appraisal is approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the size and complexity of your home. The home appraiser will take measurements, visually observe each room to include hallways, walk-up attics, basements and garages as well as take photos throughout, during the home appraisal.
What should I have ready when the real estate appraiser comes to my home?
The truth is no one knows your property as well as you do. Make a list of the improvements and the dates they were made as well as a list of special features. If for some reason you cannot make a list, tell the real estate appraiser about them. If available have a copy of the plat of survey
Let the real estate appraiser know if a nearby home was sold because sometimes sales do not show up on the local MLS.
Watch the 60 second video below for how to prepare for a home appraisal.
Look out for my next blog in which this Chicago appraiser will tell you how to prepare for a condo appraisal.
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